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Prisons in Context - King, Lowell, and King, Roy D (Editor), and Maguire, Mike (Editor)
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State controlled--though increasingly privately run--prisons are the organs of state power which are used to punish deviant members of society. Much is known about prisons, their administration, their effectiveness and their problems, and since the late 1980s prisons have become the focus of increased attention from researchers, policymakers and government. However, little attention has been given to comparing and contrasting prison systems in different countries. This collection brings together leading prison scholars from ...

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Prisons in Context 2001, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198258650

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